PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jason Zucker scored with 45.4 seconds left to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.
Nino Niederreiter had a goal and an assist, and Marco Scandella also scored for the Wild, who won their fourth straight. Darcy Kuemper stopped 37 shots.
Mark Streit and Claude Giroux scored for the Flyers, who lost their fourth straight. Ray Emery had 27 saves.
The Wild improved to 4-6 on the road and earned just their second win in 10 visits to Philadelphia (2-7-1).
MAPLE LEAFS 5, LIGHTNING 2
TORONTO (AP) — James van Riemsdyk scored two goals to lead Toronto to a much-needed victory over Tampa Bay.
David Clarkson, Richard Panik and Roman Polak added goals for Toronto, which scored early in the first period and three times in the second to snap a three-game losing streak.
Alex Killorn and Steven Stamkos scored for Tampa Bay, which has dropped two straight after beating the Rangers in New York 5-1 on Monday.
The usually high-scoring Lightning couldn’t break through Jonathan Bernier, who redeemed himself after being pulled from Tuesday’s 9-2 loss to Nashville after allowing three goals on 12 shots in 20 minutes.
Bernier recorded his sixth win of the season, stopping 26 shots.
CANADIENS 4, BLUES 1
MONTREAL (AP) — Max Pacioretty scored twice as Montreal beat St. Louis. Dale Weise and Lars Eller also scored, and Carey Price made 31 saves.
Vladimir Tarasenko had the lone goal for St. Louis. Jake Allen stopped 26 shots in defeat.
Pacioretty netted the winner at 7:32 of the second — his team-leading ninth goal. He got the better of Allen on a breakaway after taking a stretch pass from linemate Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau from his own zone.
The Canadiens (15-5-1) stretched their lead atop the Eastern Conference to three points. The Blues have lost consecutive games after winning 10 of 11.
SENATORS 3, PREDATORS 2
OTTAWA (AP) — Bobby Ryan, Alex Chiasson and Jared Cowen all scored in the second period, Robin Lehner stopped 33 shots, and Ottawa topped Nashville.
Shea Weber and Olli Jokinen scored for Nashville, and Carter Hutton — playing for just the third time this season — stopped 16 shots.
Ryan’s power-play goal tied it 1-1 at 6 minutes of the second period. Chiasson put Ottawa ahead with 6:42 remaining in the period, scoring his fifth of the season.
Cowen made it 3-1 just 2:06 later.
Jokinen made it a one-goal game in the opening minutes of the third period, getting his first point with the Predators. Nashville outshot Ottawa 16-3 in the third period.
RED WINGS 4, JETS 3
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Tomas Tatar scored two goals and added an assist as Detroit defeated Winnipeg.
Justin Abdelkader had the tying goal and an assist for the Red Wings, and Johan Franzen scored his sixth of the season.
Dustin Byfuglien, Adam Lowry and Mathieu Perrault had goals for Winnipeg. Ondrej Pavelec made 23 saves.
Detroit rested Jimmy Howard after he was in net for the Red Wings’ 5-0 victory over Columbus on Tuesday. With backup Jonas Gustavsson out because of a dislocated shoulder, Petr Mrazek played in his 12th career game and first this season, and made 28 saves.
STARS 3, COYOTES 1
DALLAS (AP) — John Klingberg, Cody Eakin and Jason Spezza all scored in the third period, rallying Dallas past Arizona.
Ales Hemsky had two assists as Dallas ended a seven-game, home-losing streak (0-5-2). The Stars won for just the second time in 11 home games (2-5-4).
Arizona has lost its last five games in Dallas.
Klingberg and Eakin scored 33 seconds apart in the opening minute of the third period. Klingberg’s goal from the slot was his first in the NHL, in his sixth game, and it tied it 19 seconds into the period.
Spezza made it 3-1 with 4:18 remaining.
Lauri Korpikoski scored for the Coyotes with 5:39 left in the first period.
Arizona’s Mike Smith and Dallas’ Kari Lehtonen both had 24 saves.
CAPITALS 3, AVALANCHE 2
DENVER (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored late in the third period, Braden Holtby stopped 27 shots, and Washington outlasted Colorado.
Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist, Jason Chimera also scored, and Ovechkin added an assist for the Capitals. Washington won the last two games of its three-game trip.
Ovechkin broke a 2-all tie when he poked his own rebound over the goal line with 5:56 left. It was his ninth of the season and first in four games.
The Avalanche played half the game without Alex Tanguay after he was hit in the face on a shot by Ovechkin. Tanguay skated off the ice and didn’t return because of a jaw injury.